Kerry King: Tuska Festival 2024

Amidst the thunderous lineup of TUSKA 2024, one name stood out like a beacon of metal mastery: Kerry King. Renowned for his blistering guitar work and iconic presence, Kerry King’s solo project took centre stage, a rare treat for fans who had savoured his contributions to Slayer over the years.

Having witnessed Slayer’s legendary performances twice before, experiencing Kerry King’s solo endeavour was a revelation. His unmistakable image and formidable talent on the guitar commanded attention from the moment he stepped into the spotlight. For many, myself included, it was a chance to delve deeper into the mind and music of a metal icon.

The Kerry King Project wasn’t just a showcase of technical prowess?it was a celebration of a lifetime dedicated to metal. His riffs sliced through the air with precision and power, evoking memories of Slayer’s relentless energy while carving out a distinctive path of its own.

As a photographer, capturing Kerry King in action was a privilege. His stage presence and guitar solos provided ample opportunities to capture moments that resonated with the intensity and passion synonymous with his name. Each photograph captured his unwavering commitment to his craft and his enduring influence on the metal genre.

While Slayer may have been his cornerstone, Kerry King’s solo project demonstrated versatility and depth that captivated the audience. Tracks like “Psychopathy Red” and “Angel of Death” were reimagined through his singular vision, leaving an indelible mark on TUSKA 2024 and affirming his status as a titan of metal.

As the final notes echoed into the night, Kerry King’s solo performance left a lasting impression, reminding us all why his name reverberates through the halls of metal history.

Kerry King's Setlist at Tuska Festival 2024

Venue: Suvilahti, Helsinki

  • Diablo
  • Where I Reign
  • Trophies of the Tyrant
  • Toxic
  • Two Fists
  • Residue
  • Idle Hands
  • Chemical Warfare
  • Crucifixation
  • Shrapnel
  • Raining Blood
  • Black Magic
  • From Hell I Rise

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Artists: Kerry King